Noam Chomsky and Ayn Rand.
I was wondering if anyone in this community knows to what extent Noam Chomsky may have been associated with Ayn Rand? I've read that they never knew each other personally, but I was more interested in articles, books, etc. where one may have written about the other, possible debates, etc? I'm in the midst of investigating some of Ayn Rand's work, and I've always had an interest in seeing how different thinkers may have interacted. Understandably, I was immensely interested in the Chomsky and Foucault discussion, etc..
Best Chomsky Book
I was just wondering what everyone thought was Chomsky's best book.
My personal favorite is Understanding Power. It's massive but easy to read as it's based off of interviews and discussion groups. It flows easily from one topic to the next doing a superb job of how everything is connected. It is great at defining how the various hierarchical systems work together to keep the elite on the top and everyone else on the bottom. Even though it's 500 pages it can be read in a day because it's just that interesting and colloquial. This book has probably had more of an impact on the formulation of my political understanding than any other text.
I'm also making my way through Radical Priorities between schoolwork. It's pretty interesting so far, and it's refreshing to see him point in positive directions rather than just criticizing existing structures.
I've heard that AK Press is trying to put together a book called Chomsky on Anarchism for 2005. Is there any information on this? I'm really looking forward to it.
Anyway, suggestions on other good Chomsky reads are appreciated.
Hello to the group thought I would introduce myself.
I'm david_777 A member of the working class, and a fan of Chomsky's. Only got into him over the last year but I have been reading his material, and Listening to a number of his interviews and lectures. I look forward to hearing what all happens...
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